Okay, so it was a long long time ago, but, like most young boys, I had a major sci-fi fetish…. Just between us, I was more interested in Frank Herberts ‘Dune’ cycle than was in any way healthy, and if it wasn’t for the sudden realisation in my mid teens that I was Gods gift to womankind I might actually have ended up a middle aged nerd in an anorak rather than the silver haired Apollo I am today…
But.. my devilish good looks aside …….We were talking about ‘Dune’..
I haven’t read it or any of it’s many sequels for years, but as soon as I started visiting the Altiplano, I found I was constantly thinking of Herberts fictional world….This view, seen through the deeply carved dunes on what is probably my favourite stretch of road in the whole wide world, simply screams ‘Arrakis…Desert planet’ to me….
I’m just going to have to bite the bullet and dig out my old paperbacks…..
The shot was taken hand held in really low light, so I had to push the iso a lot further than I normally would…I’m hoping that the really grainy finish, which I’d usually hate, adds to the ‘other-worldliness’ …….. Not sure.
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde.